Mechanic says car needs transmission on 2001 Ford Explorer

The O/D light came on just in normal driving and mechanic says to replace transmission.

by in Birmingham, AL on December 31, 2010
3 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by , December 31, 2010
When the OD light comes on and flashes there is a problem in the transmission. It could be something simple like a bad selenoid or major transmission problem. Take it to a transmission shop that has a good reputation, and have the transmission codes read. This will telln you what cost you are looking at.
COMMENT by , December 31, 2010
The mechanic did not tell me the code but said it would cost $2200.00-$2400.00
COMMENT by , December 31, 2010
The diagnostic trouble codes go a long way to help the technician diagnosing a transmission concern, but keep in mind, if the technician removed the transmission pan and found heavy metal debris from some of the many moving components, a replacement or over-haul is still necessary. A failed $3.00 washer in a transmission could come apart and take out thousands of dollars of components. I recommend asking questions as to why the shop come to the conclusion and what other options are available.
ANSWER by , December 31, 2010
what is trans doing
ANSWER by , December 31, 2010
Definitely worth a second opinion...